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panera bread buttery shortbread cookies

(10 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

This is a copycat recipe of delicious buttery cookies that taste just like Panera's.These cookie will melt in your mouth and are very addicting, so good, you won't be able to eat just one- I have been known to horde these.

(10 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For panera bread buttery shortbread cookies

  • 1 c
    real butter, room temperature
  • 2 c
    cake flour
  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp

How To Make panera bread buttery shortbread cookies

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients; use hands to knead until ingredients are blended. Press dough into parchment paper covered 9x13 inch pan to about 1/4 inch thickness.(you may want to grease the pan slightly so the parchment paper does not slide around as you press the dough to 1/4 inch thickness) . Before baking mark rectangle cookie lines with knife to make them look more authentic Panera shortbread cookie look . Teresa suggests that you freeze these before baking.It's worth a try-thanks Teresa...
  • Love these!
    Bake at 325^ for about 20 minutes check after 15 minutes, or until light and not browned. Don't over bake. Cut into cookie squares when cool.
  • Here's the picture of the Christmas Cookies I cut out with this recipe...I also did snowflakes.
    Note: Martha Martin suggests you roll out the dough and use cookie cutters of holiday shapes to make your cookies..Great idea Martha!